09/22/2009 11:00PM

Rizzi Rose out to build on her last


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Bettors can go many different ways in Friday's competitive eighth race at Woodbine. When the smoke clears, Rizzi Rose will likely be favored in the first-level allowance scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on turf.

Rizzi Rose has the pedigree to be a good one, being by the recently deceased El Prado. Her dam, Diadella, captured the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes over Woodbine's turf course and banked more than $500,000 for Rizzi Rose's owner, Stronach Stable.

Rizzi Rose never challenged after blowing the break when she debuted in June. She resurfaced with Lasix in a seven-furlong maiden special on the grass Aug. 22 and got home on top by a head after mounting a good rally from the middle of the pack.

Rizzi Rose worked five-eighths in a bullet 59.80 seconds around the cones over the turf training course last Friday and seems in fine fettle. Justin Stein will ride her for trainer Brian Lynch.

Admissible and Oakshela are both coming off maiden special weight scores on the grass.

Admissible graduated second time out in a seven-furlong sprint, during which she rallied four wide to win easily under leading rider Patrick Husbands. Malcolm Pierce trains the well-bred Pin Oak Stable runner, who is a half-sister to Grade 3 stakes winner Equality.

It took Oakshela 10 tries to earn her diploma, and she finally turned the trick Aug. 8. The 79 Beyer Speed Figure she received is higher than the numbers earned by Admissible and Rizzi Rose.

Robert Landry takes over on Oakshela for trainer Josie Carroll, the same combination that won the Grade 1 Alabama at Saratoga with Careless Jewel.

Fortune or Folly closed strongly for second after getting away slowly in her first start for trainer Kevin Attard in a nine-furlong allowance Aug. 23. Jockey Eurico Da Silva has seemingly chosen her over Oakshela.

Feminine Flair has run two solid races on the Polytrack since trainer John Cardella claimed her for $25,000 in August from trainer Steve Asmussen. She won her maiden on the grass at Churchill in June.

Emerald Beech has regressed with each subsequent outing since landing her debut over a mile on the lawn June 7. She could rebound with the stretchout from a sprint to a middle distance.